Making Muscle: Tissue Engineering in MUSC's Department of Surgery

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Samir Fakhry, M.D., Chief of MUSC's Division of General Surgery, and Michael Yost, PhD, Associate Chair of Research in MUSC's Department of Surgery, discuss the promise of engineered tissues for the treatment of surgical and trauma patients. Engineered tissue can instruct the body to regenerate native tissue instead of generating scar, improving cosmetic and functional outcomes. Bioprinters, 3D printers for living tissue, will help realize the promise of engineered tissue for clinical care.k

Regenerative Medicine Primer

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Andre Terzic, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Director of the enterprise-wide Center for Regenerative Medicine reviews his article appearing in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, regarding the upcoming forum dedicated to regenerative medicine and surgery. Across specialties, the emerging tools, principles, and practices of regenerative medicine are at the core of transforming healthcare. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ltwjdrj

Introduction to the Symposium on Regenerative Medicine

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Dr. Eric Matteson, Chair of the Division of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses the Symposium on Regenerative Medicine launched with the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This first-of-its-kind compendium on the developing field of regenerative medicine and surgery, presented by leading experts, highlights new vistas in treatment options for patients. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ka9jjzy

Stem Cells: Biology and Promise for Regenerative Medicine: Part 2: Tapping the Potential of Adult Stem Cells (1:17:03)

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Stem cells have both the capacity to self-renew, that is, to divide and create additional stem cells, and also to differentiate along a specified molecular pathway. Embryonic stem cells are very nearly totipotent, reserving the elite privileges of choosing among most if not all of the differentiation pathways that specify the animal. In contrast, stem cells that reside within an adult organ or tissue have more restricted options, often able to select a differentiation program from only a few...

Soft mechanical actuators: Applications in artificial implants, biomimicking devices, and stem cell culture.

submitted by: hanliang

Our project will be focused on the development of a multifunctional oscillating hydrogel device that undergoes reversible, time dependent and sinusoidal volume/mechanical changes in response to temperature perturbations. These oscillating hydrogels will then be employed inregulating musculoskeletal differentiation of stem cells in the context of regenerative medicine.